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Muffler Repair in Warwick, RI
Exhaust Systems reduce noise and remove harmful fumes away from your vehicle. New England Tire offers premium auto repair in Warwick and exhaust repair that are conveniently performed at affordable prices!
What You Need To Know About Your Muffler
You get in and start your car one morning…and suddenly it’s a whole lot louder than it was before. Embarrassing, right?
When the noise is coming from your exhaust system, unfortunately, there is more bad news to face than just being embarrassing. A failed muffler or an exhaust problem means:
- Since the muffler and tailpipe are responsible for routing exhaust gasses (carbon monoxide) to the back of the vehicle, problems with these components could mean gasses are making their way into the car’s interior. This can be a very dangerous situation for the driver if you are breathing in those gasses.
- Muffler and catalytic converter issues mean that your vehicle won’t pass inspection for emissions.
- Exhaust problems can contribute to engine problems as well. The engine is designed for a certain amount of “back pressure” in the exhaust system, or restriction in the flow of exhaust heading out the tailpipe.
Signs of Exhaust Problems
There are several warning signs that your exhaust system is failing and needs immediate attention.
Vibration: A vibration at idle can mean a failing exhaust hanger, disconnected parts or other issues with the system. If you notice a vibration in the pedals, steering wheel or seat without any noticeable problems in performance, it could be a sign of exhaust issues.
Lower MPG: One of the many benefits to a properly working exhaust system is better fuel economy. So, if your exhaust system needs repairs, this means you are probably experiencing lower miles-per-gallon.
Loud Noises: You may hear a noise that resembles someone rattling a cigar box full of pennies can mean a catalytic converter problem. The catalytic converter is the most expensive part of the exhaust system and is key to controlling emissions.
At New England Tire Car Care Centers, we make exhaust maintenance and inspection part of our routine preventive maintenance. Every time your car’s up on a lift, a technician will thoroughly inspect the muffler, tailpipe, exhaust pipe, hangers and connectors for proper fit and tightness and for any rust, corrosion or damage.
Don’t drive around with a noisy car breathing in highly dangerous gasses. For your safety make an appointment with us at New England Tire Car Care Centers in Warwick, RI. We’re experienced and trained in exhaust repair and maintenance for practically anything on the road…and we can take care of your car! If you have any questions about your exhaust system or other symptoms of exhaust problems, we would be more than happy to speak with you.